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Re: Three rifles enough? 34 months ago by Mike Dewey Re: Three rifles enough?

I'd hoped this to be more a "what do I use for what I do" kind of thread rather than "what's in my locker". Otherwise I'd mention my oddballs: the 1883 Winchester in 45-70-405 or the H&R Garand trainer in 22LR. Favourite long range or practice or close and personal? Or whatever you use in competition. How have you worked on them to make them work better at what they're for?

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Re: Ruger Precision Rifle, barrel options 34 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Ruger Precision Rifle, barrel options

Not to hijack this thread, but a quick comment to Bryan: I picked up the exact barrel in Houston (in stock). It is a beauty.

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Re: Show off  your hunting vehicles?  BIKE, BOAT,TRUCK, SNOW MOBILE, HORSE ETC? 34 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: Show off your hunting vehicles? BIKE, BOAT,TRUCK, SNOW MOBILE, HORSE ETC?

Lol. The piston speed of a 2.25 4cyl Landrover @ 4280 rpm is 2,500 ft /min! (41.66fps) What you have to remember is that they where built as an Expeditionary vehicle. Driven like a donkey and cart over rough terrain you'll get to your destination every time. Drive like a Cock chasing a hen and you deserve to fail! Low range first gear idle and you'll get nearly vertical and they ride like a Rolls Royce with 16 psi in the tires on rough roads and river beds. They need to be on 750/16 SAT original..

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Re: BSA CF2 in 30-06, Rebarrel  to 35 Whelen ? 34 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: BSA CF2 in 30-06, Rebarrel to 35 Whelen ?

this thread really does make interesting reading. not sure how hard it is to do a second chamber cut from 35 whelen to 35 whelen improved, as there's always an option of starting with one then going to the improved, but its a lot of hassle when you could just start with the improved one. first thing i thought when i saw the thread talking about improved whelen was it makes dies hard to get. a quick search shows both rcbs and redding make improved whelen dies. there's the lee custom collet and se..

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Re: BSA CF2 in 30-06, Rebarrel  to 35 Whelen ? 34 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: BSA CF2 in 30-06, Rebarrel to 35 Whelen ?

This is the thread that just keeps giving huh. OK, I did order an AI reamer and all the reamers cleared customs a few hours ago. Warwick, you were toying with the idea of having the barrel longish to keep velocities up. If you do go this way and and also go with the AI, it will make a wee bit of a difference and give you some powder BD versatility. The AI cases will last a long time and you can still run factory ammo through it- if NZ is ever properly re-supplied. The fireforming is no big deal ..

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Re: Concentricity Gauges 34 months ago by Chris Murphy Re: Concentricity Gauges

Hi Paul please see this tread http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/4476.html

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Re: Ruger Precision Rifle, barrel options 34 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Ruger Precision Rifle, barrel options

hmmmmm interesting thread,Ive read a wee bit about .22/243 sounds like a lot of fun for a barrel burner....could double as deer rifle for daughter if you stuck a good barnes TTSX in it and kept range sensible (bit like .243 really) agree with Nathan's comment on the .308 use it and learn it you COULD do all your asking with just that one barrel...110grn -125grn varmit loads or even 55grn accelerators if you could keep them accurate right through to a good 180 grn for haevier stuff with a 150-165..

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Re: Ruger Precision Rifle, barrel options 34 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Ruger Precision Rifle, barrel options

Hi Randal, good to hear that the factory barrels are going well. Ruger has come a long way in recent years, showing a major improvement in overall barrel quality since the release of the Hawkeye rifle. One thing I need to say guys, is that of late the subject of fast change barrels has been coming more and more to the fore within the realms of my own research and among peers. One of the problems people are beginning to find is that the faster you can change the barrel, the more there is to go wr..

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Re: Show off  your hunting vehicles?  BIKE, BOAT,TRUCK, SNOW MOBILE, HORSE ETC? 34 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Show off your hunting vehicles? BIKE, BOAT,TRUCK, SNOW MOBILE, HORSE ETC?

Hi Gerry, there is a test page you can play on. When you get an image uploaded to photobucket (full image, not the thumb), look to the right of the screen for the code. Click on the code and it will automatically copy. Note, it pays to have the image sized to web large before uploading otherwise it can make a forum thread display oddly after displacing all of the other components on the page. Plus it then makes the page hard for people to view if they have a slow connection. On these forums and ..

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Re: Are lee Enfield proofs still valid 34 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Are lee Enfield proofs still valid

Nathan Ive read just about every hunting book ever published here in N.Z. and the cullers did have a few incidents........most were with hangfire ammo,they would be into a mob and get click start working bolt and boom would throw bolt out back of action.the other one that stands out was a certain Mr Crump was know to go through a fair few rifles as the actions has siezed......caused by putting rifle under water and shooting trout!!!!!!! read that one from a few different places. I know of a chap..

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Re: Anschutz 1710 High End .22lr 34 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Anschutz 1710 High End .22lr

Another interesting discussion. The primary point that we need to take into consideration is that you cannot hand load a .22 and tune loads to the barrel. Options include testing a range of ammo- which can be a pain if you are a culler / commercial hunter and need to focus on only a few brands of budget ammo or those that kill the best as apposed to small hollow point types. Or as suggested (and a great idea), weight sort your ammo. Beyond this, you have little control besides the usual bedding ..

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Re: SMLE synthetic stock 34 months ago by Sako08 Re: SMLE synthetic stock

Thanks Nathan - I am eagerly awaiting my delivery of some more compound so I can do a separate mix to fill these areas, have used the time to key up the fill areas (per you diagram above) with a hot wire and plan out the rest of the job as best I can. I had heard some not so great reports about these stocks prior to getting into this and I can now see why - still, it is going to make for an interesting challenge! I will keep you posted on progress via this thread. Cheers, Pete

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Re: Anschutz 1710 High End .22lr 34 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: Anschutz 1710 High End .22lr

The 1710 is a great rifle but so far I have not shot one of them. The one below (from their USA web site) I have shot locally and its accuracy and everything about it was very good indeed. I really like the two stage 5098 trigger. 1416 G 18" Threaded - Beavertail New..!! MSRP: $1299.00 Caliber: .22lr System: 64 bolt action repeater, 5098 two-stage trigger, blued finish. Weight: 6 lbs, 4 oz. Barrel Length: 18" heavy weight barrel, threaded 1/2" x 28 tpi, no iron sight provision. Magazine Capacity..

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Re: BSA CF2 in 30-06, Rebarrel  to 35 Whelen ? 34 months ago by Mike Davis Re: BSA CF2 in 30-06, Rebarrel to 35 Whelen ?

Warwick........do yourself a favour and throw that "toothpaste" away BEFORE it causes you grief!!!!!!! I love my lee products but that stuff causes all sorts of guys all sorts of grief. maybe the instructions arent followed 100% but the results arent pretty and I know of one guy who stuffed the threads on his press because of it!!!!!

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Re: 7mm Practical (and magnums) 34 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: 7mm Practical (and magnums)

Quote: [http://s1073.photobucket.com/user/naitsabes1990/media/IMG_7103_zpsmcty3ojv.jpg.html] Sebastian here's a link to my 6.555 Swede reloading work with pictures. Have a look and a read mate. http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/6405.html

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Re: 7mm Practical (and magnums) 34 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: 7mm Practical (and magnums)

Thats actually pretty good performance. Large animal versus small caliber. The wound is a good 2.5" wide, the A-Max has done well. There was very little bone on the way in, yet it did open up. The internal wound was large but the vitals were equally large relative to the wounding potential of the Swede. Yes, if using the A-Max in close, tuck it in tight behind the shoulder. I would not download the Swede. Dual loading- work up a fast potent Partition load with an accuracy goal of 1 MOA, does not..

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Re: 7mm Practical (and magnums) 34 months ago by Sebastian Shand Re: 7mm Practical (and magnums)

i'll dig up the photos and upload them, they aren't very detailed as my mate wasn't sure what to take photos of. I've hunted with the swede for 3years now and even tho i hate being under gunned when hunting i am in love with it but i know to learn its limitations and use it accordingly. i think i will start duel loading like you say nathan as one bullet will not do everything. whats the best way of going about duel loading? is poi a problem between the to bullets? what are your suggestions for s..

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Re: Want to try a Whitetail hunt 34 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Want to try a Whitetail hunt

That is all really good information. Exactly what I was looking for, thank you. I think what had me most concerned was that I was falling prey to the "Master" hunter video producer, you know, the Hollywood Hunter. Dramatic videos, exciting music, 5.8million magnum from 3200 yds. Mark, I also prefer your method. I like sitting there watching and waiting. There is so much going on out there that if you don't take the time to sit and look, you will never see it. My own personal gauge of patience is..

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Re: Things to look for when purchasing a 303 34 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Things to look for when purchasing a 303

Hi Cor. OK, lets see. As Thomas says, the bores on these are mostly done now. Even if the bore looks good, if the rifle was used for culling etc, the throat may be cracked and it is important to understand that eventually, the barrels do rupture at the chamber. But this involves a very high round count- culling / cadet training etc. You'll need to check the muzzle and what you can see of the bore up close as Warwick did with his BSA CF2 in the other thread. Check the throat as best you can. Putt..

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Re: yet another sad day for the British motoring industry 34 months ago by Warwick Marflitt Re: yet another sad day for the British motoring industry

Oops THREAD HIJACK! Sorry Thomas. ITS THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS Lucky for me I have two of them [http://s1143.photobucket.com/user/waughloch/media/SakonRover.jpg.html]

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Re: Medium bore 35 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: Medium bore

Reflecting on the content of this thread so far, it seems to me that Warwick's idea of the 35 Whelen would be the rifle for you. Recoil is not bad at all, and the cartridge results in drop at the shot capacity if you do your part. I once owned one in a featherweight Husqvarna. I was on the job with a large problem grizzly bear and had to shoot it at 30 feet head on. The bullet went in its throat and left an exit hole just below the tail at the far end. He just dropped on the spot. Was the heavie..

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Re: .303 Wildcat or conversion for an Enfield P14 Action 35 months ago by Ben Grady Re: .303 Wildcat or conversion for an Enfield P14 Action

I see there is a new 375 H&H barrel threaded and chambered for P14 on trade me. Big Game African Round? Dangerous Game?

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Re: Quebec Caribou Hunting 35 months ago by Paul Leverman Re: Quebec Caribou Hunting

Not to hijack the thread, but to Nathan: could you supply a link in regards to your "powdery" lead comment please? I had not seen this nor heard of it, but I miss things, a lot. Thanks.

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Re: Medium bore 35 months ago by Bryan Webster Re: Medium bore

I was just looking around the Nosler Web site and noted the M48 Outfitter Rifle Product Line in the following calibers. Since there is interest in the medium calibers in this thread, I thought someone might be interested. 308 Win 30-06 Sprg 338 Win Mag 35 Whelen 9.3x62mm Mauser 375 Ruger 458 Win Mag

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Re: .303 Wildcat or conversion for an Enfield P14 Action 35 months ago by Thomas Kitchen Re: .303 Wildcat or conversion for an Enfield P14 Action

hi Ben yes the threads that the barrel screws into, most barrel makers get there steel in 1.23 diameter then rifle it from there as i have discovered but you can get custom ones from different sources. hugh bradley of bradley barrel is one if you want to go local but don't no a lot about his barrels. there's few improved version of the 303 some massively like the ICL on the other hand ellwood epps was trying to get better brass life more then velocity with his version but he got both.

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